Anastasia Touch of Lilac, Electro, Star Cobalt, Rich Velvet Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a very light, muted pink with a soft, frosted finish. It’s not really lilac to me–it is much warmer than that. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm, so it applied well to the lid and didn’t lose its coverage when blended. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Delightful (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Whimsical (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Spectacle (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Dew Drop (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia A1 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Baby Cheeks (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Cube (DC, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Verona (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Kindred (LE, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Humblebrag (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an iridescent, medium pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that is a bit dry to work with, so there is some fall out and sheerness without a good primer or base in place. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. Makeup Geek Hot Pants (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wake Me (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mashup (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Smoothie (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Bend the Knee (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Spitfire (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Luna (Sailor Moon) (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). JD Glow N-sane (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Charm (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Goodish (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Nude Light #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Soul-cialize (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Becca Abalone (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had really intense pigmentation, but its downfall was the very dense consistency–it felt more like a cream than a powder eyeshadow–which made it harder to blend out and apply to the lid. I would recommend a flat, firm synthetic brush for this one, and then using a softer blending brush after initial application. The color itself started to crease after eight hours of wear. MAC Blue Envy (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Center Stage (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chill Out (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Pat McGrath Interstellar (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Free Bird (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Sapphire #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vega (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Quantum Sleep (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Fyrinnae Midnight Dreary (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Baltic (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, burgundy-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a smattering of white micro-sparkle over a mostly matte finish. Applied, it looks more matte than anything else as a lot of the sparkle doesn’t transfer to the lid. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to blend on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Burgundy (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Cerise (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Extra Slice (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Voodoo (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Iris Bronze #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop French Toast (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Anastasia Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is supPosed to be a “finely-milled, highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadow. The brand has a large range of individual eyeshadows that are available as pan-only (no compact to hold them); if you purchase four, you’ll get a 4-well plastic palette for $40 ($10 per eyeshadow), or purchase eight and get an 8-well cardboard palette for $70 ($8.75 per eyeshadow) (the 8-pan is only available directly from the brand). On average, the formula is semi-opaque to opaque, lightly dusty to buttery, wears seven to nine hours, and is fairly blendable. The Metallic and Titanium finishes seem to be the best-performing to me, but there are some really standout mattes and shimmers as well. I find the more recently released shades to be better-performing compared to Anastasia eyeshadows I tried two or three years ago. The wear varies between six and eight hours with decent to good application over bare skin (no primer).

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Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow – that blue really is BLUE! I have UD Evidence (I might even have 2 of them) so don’t need this shade but I have to say that I am really enjoying the ABH shadows I’ve purchased so far. I just wish Sephora would carry more of them in store. But I am so impressed, I’m on the verge of trying her concealer and several other products!

It is a rich one! I swear ABH reformulated their eyeshadows, because I really did not find the past palettes that impressive on the whole… but have rarely been disappointed with the ones recently purchased.

Star Cobalt and Rich Velvet are truly gorgeous shades! Plus, I can easily imagine how all 4 of these shades would come together beautifully in an EOTD look!

They are pretty together! Rich Velvet is a little odd, but it can work. I couldn’t find the photos I took for this one, lol!

Very pretty! From the ABH palettes I own, the purples can be hit or miss. It’s nice to see these are pretty good, but I don’t think ABH would be my first choice for purple singles.

I purchased a quad of Anastasia eyeshadows, my first shadows from the brand, during the Sephora event and would appreciate any suggestions /guidance for use. I’m finding the formula frustrating. Is the top layer the issue? I was trying to pack on some colour this morning (Rosette..gorgeous colour) on my eyelid with a MAC 239and yeah good luck with that. The shadow did not pack and the more I tried to put on, the sheerer it appeared. I was wearing a light concealer as a base. I have tried other bases, but not getting the performance I would expect from any in the quad. What am I doing wrong?

That is so strange! Rosette was not one I had any issues with. I have used it over NARS’ primer, but I usually wear it without primer (but I do use the MAC 239 for it).

A naive question. Is it Ok to make the packaging look sooo similar to MAC? I honestly thought MAC came out with a new palette by just looking at the picture.

MAC’s component may not even be designed by them, or it may be designed by a packaging company, who doesn’t owe them the rights. They are both glossy plastic, but Anastasia’s are actually a lot easier to use, because they have the edge along each pan to pop ’em out.

That blue! I like this one quite a lot. It’s all going to depend on how the burgandy shade swatches on me. It’s on my list to swatch now though.

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